Mississippi police continue search for escapee

Published 6:32 pm Saturday, December 2, 2023

A Mississippi inmate is still running from law enforcement after escaping Wednesday.

The Mississippi Department of Corrections issued a statement Saturday evening. MDOC is continuing to search for the state prisoner who escaped in Lauderdale County.

Ryan Young, MDOC No. 168743, is serving a 40-year sentence for vehicle and residential burglaries, grand larceny, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, all committed in Claiborne County.

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Young, dressed in an MDOC yellow jumpsuit, was being returned to the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility from Meridian, where he was taken to court, when he escaped Wednesday.

The 28-year-old black male stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 193 pounds. He has dreadlocks that are longer than his last prison photo shows.

The MDOC encourages anyone spotting Young to call their local law enforcement agency.